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Switzerland November 2012: VW Golf back in charge

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In November 26,950 new cars found a buyer in Switzerland, bringing the year-to-date total to 299,031 units with only one month to go to finish 2012. After an unprecedented 3 month-break, the VW Golf is back in change in the Swiss models ranking, potentially helped by the arrival of the 7th generation, however it took a weak performance from the Skoda Octavia (at just 3% share vs. 3.5% last month) to crown the Golf that sold 840 units for a bland 3.1% share. Year-to-date, the Golf stays in the lead by far with 10,739 sales and 3.6% vs. 9,571 and 3.2% for the Octavia.

Subaru XV

Excellent month for the Ford Fiesta, up 8 spots on October to #3 at 604 units and 2.2%. It is followed by the VW Polo and Renault Clio, both down one rank to #4 and #5 respectively while the Subaru XV is back up one spot to a world-best #6 with 404 sales and 1.5%. Other great performers in the Swiss Top 20 include the BMW 3 Series up 5 to #7, the Nissan Qashqai, Suzuki SX4 and BMW X3 all up 10 to #8, #10 and #11 respectively, the VW Up! reaching its best ranking so far in Switzerland at #12, the Suzuki Swift up 12 to #13 and the Range Rover Evoque up 13 to #19.

Further down, notice the Mazda CX-5 up 15 ranks to #22, the BMW X1 up 10 to #23, the Fiat Panda up 14 to #25, the Ford B-Max up 31 to #42, the Dacia Lodgy up to #63 and the Volvo V40 up to #67.

Previous month: Switzerland October 2012: Skoda Octavia holds onto pole position!

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  1. Steam
    January 11th, 2013 at 04:49 | #1

    @pete m
    Switzerland is a country with a lot of moutains . ;)

  2. pete m
    December 23rd, 2012 at 05:29 | #2

    How on earth is the Suzuki xv so popular in Switzerland? It’s a complete non-entity elsewhere, hampered by a nondescript styling and a weak brand image. Wonder what it is about the car the Swiss find so appealing…

  3. December 21st, 2012 at 19:06 | #3

    The 207 was a big seller on the British market (constantly in the top 10), the 208 even though it is highly rated by the motoring press here (Auto Express rated it as the best supermini, even beating the excellent Fiesta), like Switzerland it is rare on British roads, in fact I have only seen three, this is strange because Peugeot sold 94,729 cars on the British market in the first eleven months of the year, which means they have a 4.93% market share, in Germany (a much bigger market) they sold 67,401 with a market share of 2.34%. It will be interesting to see what happens next year, if sales don’t improve they could have a difficult time, look what has happened to Renault, they now have less than 2% of the market, compared to nearly 8% ten or so years ago. Happy Christmas everybody.

  4. Bryan
    December 21st, 2012 at 16:44 | #4

    Peugeot should sell better in Switzerland, PSA are cars are very good.

  5. Bryan
    December 21st, 2012 at 16:44 | #5

    @rocket man
    Opel sucks.

  6. Leno
    December 21st, 2012 at 04:58 | #6

    I can confirm that the 208 is quite rare on Swiss roads, even in the french-speaking part, which traditionally buys more French cars than the German-speaking part. Strange, because 207 was a good seller

  7. Pawel72
    December 21st, 2012 at 02:00 | #7

    It’ still german mentality …, by the way in Germany the 208 is on the 45° place only….

  8. Rick
    December 21st, 2012 at 00:33 | #8

    No Peugeot’s in top 30, not even the fantastic 208.

    Switzerland and France are neighbours,
    Conservative Peugeot originates from the Elzas, even closer to the conservative Swiss.


  9. Max
    December 21st, 2012 at 00:22 | #9

    Opel’s situation gets worse and worse every years in Switzerland…

  10. rocket man
    December 21st, 2012 at 00:12 | #10

    What’s happened to Opel, Matt?

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